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8:52 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Paducah-McCracken County CCC Presents Budget

The Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center Corporation presented its 2012/2013 budget to the county Fiscal Court yesterday. CCC Treasurer Hal Sullivan gave members what he called a “bare bones” budget requesting $100,000 to help with insurance costs and maintenance issues. The money will also help pay the Carson Four Rivers Center for management services. Sullivan says the CCC is trying to pare down its spending so local governing bodies can assist other organizations in need.

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The Bridge
4:18 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Bridge Truss Trip Ends Tonight at Site

Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White

A flotilla carrying the replacement span of the Eggners Ferry Bridge and two massive cranes will complete its trip tonight.

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Taxes
9:01 am
Mon May 14, 2012

New Tennessee Food Tax Rate

Tennessee state officials want businesses selling food to start preparing for reduced rates of sales and use tax.  Effective July 1st, those tax rates on sales of food and food ingredients will be cut to 5.25%, down from 5.5%. 

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Drugs
8:56 am
Mon May 14, 2012

West Tennessee Counties Forming Anti-Drug Coalitions

wikipedia.org

Officials in three west Tennessee counties are working to create coalitions to fight drug use among teens.  The state Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services awarded grants to Dyer, Lauderdale and Tipton counties allowing them to form the panels. 

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Birds Point Repairs Continue
1:01 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Army Corps of Engineers Continue Levee Work

The Army Corps of Engineers is removing the temporary barriers that currently protect the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway.

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The Bridge
4:25 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Eggners Ferry Replacement Span Loaded on Barges for Transport

Hall Contracting successfully moved a replacement span for the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge from an assembly area onto a barge today.  The 4-hour transfer of the 300 ton steel truss was the first step toward getting the new span moved to the bridge.

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Society
7:48 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Fort Campbell to hold annual protection exercise

Fort Campbell will hold an emergency management and anti-terrorism exercise today. Officials say the annual event will test the base's first responders, security personnel, and support agreements with outside response organizations.  

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The Bridge
7:41 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Eggner’s Ferry Bridge Repair Update

Engineers working to repair the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake are optimistic they will be able to move a 322 foot replacement truss to the bridge site by Saturday.  

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The Bridge
4:52 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Bridge Span Will Make Trip Up River In Coming Days

KYTC

Engineers are optimistic they will be able to load and move the replacement span of the Eggners Ferry Bridge  by barge on Friday or Saturday, but contractors note there are still plenty of details to work through.

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Health Care
2:52 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Study: Many Tennesseans Can't Afford Doctor Visits

A recent study shows a large percentage of Tennesseans didn't see a doctor over the last decade because they couldn't afford to.

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